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Lieber News Analysis
FAS

Lieber Case Moves Closer to Trial

Former Harvard Chemistry chair Charles M. Lieber on Friday moved one step closer to a trial on federal charges as his attorneys and prosecutors confirmed they have completed discovery and agreed to meet for a pretrial status conference.

Nanofabrication Facility
FAS

Sciences Dean Stubbs Says Federal Science Funding Could Increase, Denies ‘Academic Espionage’ at Harvard

Dean of Science Christopher W. Stubbs said in an interview that funding for scientific research has the potential to increase under the Biden administration. Stubbs also objected to the notion that there is “academic espionage” on Harvard’s campus.

Andrew Lelling U.S. Attorney
Politics

U.S. Attorney in Lieber Case Says He Encourages Lawful Academic Collaboration with China: ‘No One is Saying Don’t Do It’

Disclosure by academics and cooperation from universities are paramount in maintaining a balance between open academic exchange and national security priorities, United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling said in a Jan. 20 interview with The Crimson.

Biden and Khurana

Harvard and the Biden Administration

As Joe Biden is inaugurated as the 46th U.S. president Wednesday, a team of Crimson reporters explored how the Biden administration will affect international students, admissions, labor, and everything in between at Harvard. Here's a look at how the Biden administration will reshape the University — and what role Harvard will play in shaping it.

Terminal E
Research

Former Harvard-Affiliated Researcher Ordered to Leave Country for Lying about Research Vials He Took from Lab

Zaosong Zheng, a former researcher at Harvard-affiliated Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, was sentenced on Wednesday for lying to federal agents in connection with his attempt to take cancer research to China.

Lieber News Analysis
Crime

Former Harvard Chemistry Chair Lieber Pleads Not Guilty to Federal Charges

Former Harvard Chemistry department chair Charles M. Lieber pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges that he lied to federal investigators about research funding he received from China.

Charles Lieber
Research

Former Chemistry Chair Lieber Indicted by Federal Grand Jury for Making False Statements Regarding Relations to China

A federal grand jury indicted former Harvard chemistry chair Charles M. Lieber on two counts for making false statements to federal investigators who were examining funding he received from the Chinese government, the Department of Justice announced Tuesday.

Harvard School of Public Health
Research

Harvard Settles Federal Grant Overcharge Allegations for $1.3 Million; University And Professor Deny Wrongdoing

Harvard settled with the federal government for $1.3 million over allegations that a professor at its School of Public Health overcharged federal grants, according to a Monday press release from the Department of Justice.

United States Capitol
Politics

Senator Marco Rubio Urges Small Business Administration to Re-Examine Grant Policies in Wake of Lieber Arrest

In the wake of Harvard Chemistry department chair Charles M. Lieber’s arrest, United States Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) urged the U.S. Small Business Association in February to ensure recipients of its grant programs do not have connections to governments such as China.

Lawrence S. Bacow
Research

Post-Lieber Arrest, Bacow Says He Stands By Harvard’s Funding Disclosure Policies

In the wake of federal charges brought against Chemistry department chair Charles M. Lieber for failing to disclose funding from a Chinese university, University President Lawrence S. Bacow said in an interview Monday that Harvard relies upon the “honesty and good faith” of its faculty to disclose external funding.

Lieber News Analysis
Research

Harvard Professor Lieber's Arrest Part of Ongoing Crackdown on Academic Espionage, Experts Say

Lieber’s arrest marked merely the latest development in an ongoing crackdown by the United States government and American universities on “academic espionage,” the process by which scientists pass academic research at American universities to foreign governments.

Jill Abramson
FAS

Current Policy, Past Investigations Offer Window Into Harvard’s Next Steps In Abramson Plagiarism Case

The allegations against Abramson evoke comparisons between University policies for responding to undergraduates who commit academic dishonesty and procedures concerning faculty misconduct.

HMS Gordon Hall
Research

Paper of Former HMS Prof. Withdrawn, Clinical Trial Paused after Harvard Requests Retractions

At least one high-profile paper authored by a former Medical School professor has been formally retracted and a federally funded clinical trial put on hold.

HMS Gordon Hall
Research

Harvard Medical School Requests Retractions for Former Professor’s Research

The professor, Piero Anversa, left the Medical School in December 2015 after investigations into the integrity of his research.

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